Francesco Molinari 2018 Open Winning Clubs - Classic WITB

We take a look inside the bag of Francesco Molinari back when he won the 2018 Open Championship.

Francesco Molinari 2018 Open Winning Clubs

We take a look inside the bag of Francesco Molinari back when he won the 2018 Open Championship.

Francesco Molinari 2018 Open Winning Clubs - Classic WITB

Playing alongside Tiger Woods during the final round of the 2018 Open Championship, not many gave Italian Francesco Molinari much of a chance. However he played a perfect round of golf to collect his first major championship.

On a tense final day, Molinari made 13 pars in a row before birdieing the par-5 14th and then pulled off an incredible birdie up the last to get into the clubhouse at eight-under. Nobody could catch him.

In this piece we have taken a look at the clubs he used to produce this brilliant 69.

Back in 2018, aside from his putter Molinari had a full bag of TaylorMade clubs. At the top of the bag he used their M4 as his driver and then had a 13 degree M3 fairway wood.

To combat their dry fairways he then had a TaylorMade P790 UDI driving iron and also carried a normal P790 4-iron too. The rest of his irons were TaylorMade P750's.

He carried three wedges for the week, two of which were TaylorMade Milled Grind's and the other was a Hi-Toe model.

His only non-TaylorMade club in the bag was his stunning Bettinardi Das BB-0 putter as you can see below. He also used that model prior to The Open Championship too where he put together a remarkable run of results. He won the BMW PGA Championship, came second at the Italian Open, won the Quicken Loans National a couple of weeks later and came second at John Deere. All this came before his Open win.

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Francesco Molinari 2018 Open Winning Clubs

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (8.5 degrees), Mitsubishi Tensei White 60X shaft

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees), Aldila XTorsion Green 70X shaft

Driving Iron: TaylorMade P-790 UDI, UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype 125 F5 shaft

Irons: TaylorMade P-790 (4), TaylorMade P-750 (5-PW), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (50 and 56 degrees), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (60 degrees), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

Putter: Bettinardi Dass BB-0

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Apparel and shoes: Nike

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Sam Tremlett
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.


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Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer